Concept 8’s Xmas trip to Rotterdam

December 2018

After an extremely busy year full of key milestones, the team deserved a well earned Xmas break. We decided that we would do another Concept Eight trip, as we had many new faces since the last one.

We undertook an internal competition to allow the winning team to decide where to go on the Eurostar, and the winning team decided on Rotterdam as our destination.

The team set off for an early departure to the continent, with Marie carrying a box of Secret Santa gifts ready for the journey over. Luckily we managed to book an area to ourselves on the train, and we settled into the journey to Holland with the Secret Santa gifts being worn. To follow tradition, we went for Christmas props as a theme, and very quickly the carriage was looking very festive.

After arriving into Rotterdam, we checked into our hotel and had a little bit of time to relax and take in the surrounding area. The evening kicked off with some cocktails at the hotel bar followed by a taxi journey to Euromast which sits out by the waterfront with a panoramic restaurant at the top. We had a fantastic meal with amazing views as well as a lot of celebratory drinks to mark the end of a successful year. It was amazing to see the new staff becoming key members of the Concept Eight team! After our meal, the team carried on in the centre of town, with drinks followed by a club. The partying went on to the early hours.

The next day the team undertook a fascinating architectural walking tour of the city, taking in key sights. We finished the day with another amazing meal, this time at an Indonesian restaurant.
The team have worked so hard this year and while the numbers have grown, the team has managed to retain the close nit feel we have always had. Each new member has brought in their own skillsets and complemented those already here.

Key projects have been completed in 2018, and we can all be proud of them. New exciting projects have started, and others have progressed through the year. It has set us up well for 2019, as we continue to develop as a team, and deliver on projects of greater quality. We will be focussing on increasing our profile in 2019, and developing on the design led agenda which we have been pursuing over the past few years. 2019 promises to be an exciting year!

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